Opening Night Party for the Brooklyn Book Festival
Public Assembly (70 N. 6th St., Brooklyn)
Read us everywhere; Meet us in Brooklyn! This East vs. West face-off is co-hosted by Tumblr, Electric Literature, The New Inquiry, and the LA Review of Books. With DJs Abby Kelin and Tom “”Doc Delay”” Shiner. There will be dancing and drink specials.
In this battle of fiction vs non-fiction, writers representing NY-based magazines compete to determine, once and for all, which is the stronger genre. The evening’s writers/combatants are Matt Sumell (Electric Literature), Courtney Maum (BOMB Magazine), Jason Diamond (Vol. 1 Brooklyn), and Tina Rosenberg (The Atavist). And the judges panel features Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare at Goats), Touré (Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?) and Jamie Lee (Last Comic Standing). Hosted by LDM founder, Todd Zuniga.